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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Jun 1, 2015 02:58 PM CDT

LAURA, Ill. (DTN) -- Bob Wieland is growing a field of diamonds in the rough. This spring the west central Illinois farmer tried a new soybean planting pattern that may or may not win out over his 30-inch rows. The point is he's trying something new and is testing it before committing a lot of resources.

"Trying new things keeps you on your toes," says Wieland, who farms near Laura, Ill. "With margins being what they are, it makes sense to try to do more with less. Every new product or idea gets a check strip on this farm to ...

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